Citizen's Education Training Program
LIVESTRONG Program at the Y
The YMCA of Greater Omaha hosts LIVESTRONG, a program which is designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their healthy lives. For details, click here.
Chrysler Recalling 469,000 Jeeps
Chrysler is recalling Jeep SUVs worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning. The recall affects 2005 to 2010 Grand Cherokees and 2006 to 2010 Commanders. U.S. safety regulators say cracks in a circuit board can cause a faulty signal as the SUVs are started. And if the vehicle shifts into neutral, it can roll away. Chrysler says the problem has called 26 accidents and two injuries. The company is contacting registered owners and offering free repairs. The recall covers 295,000 vehicles in the U.S., 28,500 in Canada and 4,200 in Mexico. The remaining 141,000 are outside North America.
Gretna KNOX out Childhood Cancer
Teens Drive Smart Contest
Bridgestone is sponsoring its annual "Teens Drive Smart" contest. Students ages 16 to 21 can submit short videos encouraging their peers to hang up and drive. Winners earn anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 in scholarships. Those videos can be submitted and viewed by clicking here or going to TeensDriveSmart.com.
Interstate System Improvements
The Iowa Department of Transportation provides updates on the ongoing improvements with Council Bluffs's interstate system. CLICK HERE.
Comparing College Costs
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a new tool to compare options when it comes to college costs. This website stacks financial aid plans side by side. To check those costs, click here or go to consumerfinance.gov.
It's Time to Apply for College Financial Aid
Click here to find one Omaha woman's blog.
Omaha will be hosting the 2013 USAT Regional Championship, the 2013 Paratriathlon Regional Championship, and the Best of the Amateur Traithlete Competition. For details, click here.
Domestic Violence Help
National Safety Council - Nebraska
NE Department of Labor - Veterans' Services
Child Identification Kit
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Help For Victims Of Domestic Violence
Be An Organ Donor
Do Not Call
Click here to register your cell phone or any phone number with the Do Not Call Registry.
Better Business Bureau
The Nebraska Regional Poison Center: 955-5555 (in Omaha area)
Omaha Farmers Market
Strategic Air & Space Museum
Louise Batz Patient Safety Foundation
Click here to download a Family Guide on what questions to ask, and help cut the risk of potentially deadly medical errors.
Click here to learn more about what's going on at Lauritzen Gardens, including the new exhibit of Lego animals, "Nature Connects".
The Durham Museum
Click here to learn about what's new at The Durham Museum.
Joslyn Art Museum
Click here to learn more.
Nebraska Family Help Line
La Vista Daze
Habitat for Humanity
La Vistas Daze runs May 23-26. For details, CLICK HERE.
Toro Riding Mower Recall
Toro is recalling more than 3,000 riding mowers due to a fire hazard. The recall includes the 2012 and 2013 models of the Toro "Z-Master" Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. A fire can start from the idler pulley rubbing against the mower's fuel tank. The company received six reports of incidents with no injuries. Toro says it has contacted registered owners about the problem.
2013 Nebraska Passport
The 2013 Nebraska Passport program runs through September. Visit as many of the 80 locations and win prizes! CLICK HERE.
Nebraska Firearms Owners Association
Omaha Police Community Education Training Program
To sign up for one of the free programs, call to register: Fall class - 402-444-6478 South precinct/Spanish class - 402-444-7743 Northeast precinct - 402-444-3367
Our Families’ Health
Nebraska Methodist College presents Our Families’ Health.
Urban Scramble Adventure Race
Do you have the mettle to pedal? Click here for details.
Make a difference in a family's life by helping them build a home. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. For more information on volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, click here.
Lost A Pet?
The Nebraska Humane Society's Web site has pictures of pets that have been turned in, but cannot be identified.
Habitat for Humanity
Crash Tests of Small SUV’s
or you can download the city’s app by CLICKING HERE.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted crash tests of 13 small SUV’s. To read the report, click here.
Website for Family Activities
An Omaha mom developed a website to help families navigate family events that are going on in the metro. For information,CLICK HERE
Omaha Summer Day Camps
The Omaha Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a number of summer day camp opportunities. For information,CLICK HERE and “Browse Activities” using the keyword “camp”.
Get Rid Of Unwanted Credit Card Offers
Get rid of unwanted credit card offers in your mailbox by going to OptOutPreScreen.com or clicking here. You can select how long you want to opt out of receiving the offers. It's secure and asks you to put in your social security number. You should stop seeing those credit card offers in a few weeks.
Help the VA
The Omaha VA’s vans are aging. While the government will take care of maintenance costs, acquiring new vehicles will have to come through donations. To buy a raffle ticket, call the VA Hospital at 402-731-4088.
Report Omaha Potholes
There are three ways to report potholes in Omaha. You can call Public Works at 402-444-4919, you can go to the city’s website by CLICKING HERE,
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Click here for local resources
Nebraska Family Support Network
For families of children with mental health issues or behavioral problems
Becoming A Foster Or Adoptive Parent
Click here for more info.
Stranger Danger Advice For Parents
Click here for suggestions from the FBI.
Protect Your Identity
Click here for tips from the BBB on how long we should hold onto various records before shredding them.
If you think you might have a sign of addiction, call the Alegent Health Mental Health Services hotline at (402) 717-HOPE..
or you can download the city’s app by CLICKING HERE.
Omaha Home For Boys Motorcycle Raffle
Bark In Your Park
You can help Denison earn $100,000 of funding for their new dog park. click here.
State of the Air
BBB Senior Line Magnet
The Better Business Bureau has set up a Senior Line, a dedicated toll-free number for seniors, their care givers, family members, or concerned adults to receive reliable information on businesses, scams and frauds. The number is 1-877-637-3334.
Nebraska's Sex Offender Registry
Call Before You Dig!
You never know what’s down below your feet, so call the Diggers Hotline before you dig a hole. The number is easy: 811. You can also go online to fill out a form. Click here for Nebraska. Click here for Iowa.
Foster Grandparent Program
Click here to learn more about Southwest 8 Senior Services in Council Bluffs and the Foster Grandparent Program.
Social Security Direct Deposit
Click here to learn more about Direct Depositing Your Social Security Checks.
Red Cross Blood Donation
Click here or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Poison Control Center
The Poison Control Center can be reached by calling either 402-955-5555 or 800-222-1222. To visit its website, click here.
Report Deffenbaugh Trash Complaints
Douglas County Health Department
Click here for information on disease control and immunization.
Omaha’s Pot Hole Hotline
Call 402-444-4919 or click here.
Unemployment Benefits In Nebraska
Report Suspicious Activity
Schemes & Rip-Offs
To watch a live stream of the FalconCam at the Woodmen Tower, CLICK HERE.
New Pet Photo App
ID Theft Hotlines
If you fear your identity has been stolen, call these numbers right away: Equifax at 800-685-1111, Experian at 888-397-3742, TransUnion at 800-916-8800 and the Federal Trade Commission at 877-ID-THEFT
Find A Recycling Center Near You
Click here to find a recycling center near you.
Protect Seniors From Fraud
Click here to learn more. To get a Senior Fraud Protection Kit or more information call Home Instead Senior Care at 402-498-3444.
Sarpy County Crime Stoppers
Omaha Fire Department Arson Hotline
Click here for the Omaha Fire Department. Arson Hotline: 402-444-FIRE.
Child Car Seat Safety Checks